CCi’s Quick List of Adoptee organizations
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Adopteen Adopteen” is an organization that was founded in 2007 by teens and was organized by adoptees for adoptees. “Adopteen” offers various programs, such as “Adoptween” (a program for adoptees in their tweens) and “Adopteen Camp-Conference” (a camp for adoptees to hang out & have fun). Their mission is to provide a safe environment for adoptees in their teens/young adulthood to share and grow without adult intervention, as well as to have effective programs that will benefit the general adoptee community.
I Am Adoptee Created by adoptees for adoptees, IAMadoptee comes from the singular vision that the international adopted person is the heart of the international overseas adoption story. We seek to provide our international adoptee members with a platform to find others like ourselves, to make connections and to share the many ways we can help each other. At IAMadoptee, we welcome you, the adoptee, to be the narrator, commentator and contributor through this interactive online community. No matter where you are in your discovery of your international adoption identity, IAMadoptee seeks to provide resources to guide you through your journey by crowd sourcing ideas and inviting your participation in the worldwide conversation of how adoption has impacted millions of people.
InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV) previously known as ICASN (InterCountry Adoptee Support Network) began in 1998 in Sydney, Australia as a support network created by intercountry adoptees for intercountry adoptees, of any country of origin. ICAV’s informal network has grown to include adoptees and adoptee led groups from around the world. Today, ICAV provides a platform for adoptees to connect in, share, educate, and advocate to the wider public about the issues we face – political, social and emotional, including the not so positive aspects of intercountry adoption.
Korean American Adoptive Family Network (KAAN) is an all-volunteer organization, fiscally-sponsored through The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. It was founded in 1998 to connect and serve the adoption community. The annual KAAN conference moves to locations across the country, engaging the local community as well as our core of repeat attendees. With the primary objective of providing affordable, meaningful resources and information, the conference unites us all in a space of respect and commitment to growth. Their mission is to improve the lives of Korean-born adoptees by connecting the community and providing opportunities for dialogue, education, and support.
One World: Chinese Adoptee Links CAL is the first global group created by Chinese adoptees. Their blog showcases various guest writers' pieces and reflects the global community of Chinese adoptees.
Transracial Eyes "A resource for those exploring the ideas of transracial and/or international adoption, whose primary raison d’etre is to provide a platform for adoptees to speak without censorship. We therefore make no apologies for what we think and feel here, nor do we serve anyone but adoptees."